Jazz Band

A HUUUUGE congratulations to Yannick Lee-Yow and Ian Thomas for being selected to perform in the 2017 UNC Honor Jazz Band!!

**Congratulations to the following members of the NHS Jazz Bands for 2017/2018!**

Advanced Jazz Band – Jazz 1 – Niwot All-Stars

Saxophone – Isaiah Montejano, Taylor Simpson, Sreeya Kairamkonda, Genevieve Frye, Zack Finch, Quinn Gossett

Trumpet – Peter LeCavalier, Nick Atkins, Zach Ackerman, Blaise Kammerer

Trombone – Max Robbins, Bjorn Cattell-Ravdal, Zach Benton, Noah Feldman, Mary Yao

Guitar – Jackson Cloud, Jacob Rona

Piano – Ben Bi

Bass – Aamuro Kanda

Drums – Kenny Lang, Cole Carmichael

 

Jazz Band – Jazz 2 – Lefthand Jazz Ensemble

Saxophone – Jonah Finch, Ismael Dominguez, Duy Luu, Zach Vigil                        

Trumpet – Nate Johnson, Madi Mialon, Cooper Ackerman

Trombone – Bennet Meyers, Jesse Horn

Piano – Molly Matthews

Guitar – Andrew Wu

Bass – Hunter Allen, Jason Chung

Drums – Grant Darmour, Xavier Moy

 

We’re still accepting auditions on some instruments – email me today to find out more! (hendricks_robert@svvsd.org)

Audition information for NHS Jazz Band 2017/18

  1. Fill out your personal information here.
  2. Please record yourself playing the following the scales:
  • Chromatic scale – 1 or more octaves (slurred up and down)
  • Concert F Major scale (legato tongued up and down)
  • Concert Bb Blues (swing 8th notes, legato tongued up and down)

3. Please record yourself playing the following excerpts. (If you would like to be considered for Advanced Jazz Band you should play the “Adv. Jazz Band” excerpt. )

Saxophone – medium swing

  • Adv. Jazz Band – All
  • Jazz Band – mm. 1 – 9 only

Trumpet – medium swing

  • Adv. Jazz Band – All
  • Jazz Band – mm. 1 – 8 only

Trombone – moderate swing

  • Adv. Jazz Band – All
  • Jazz Band – last 10 measures only

Piano – bright swing

  • Adv. Jazz Band – mm. 1 – 45
  • Jazz Band – mm. 1 – 33

Guitar – moderate swing

  • Adv. Jazz Band – All
  • Jazz Band – first 8 measures (w/ repeat!) only

Bass – medium swing

  • Adv. Jazz Band – All
  • Jazz Band – mm. 1 – 14 only

Drums

  • Adv. Jazz Band – both Swing and Bossa Nova
  • Jazz Band – Swing excerpt only

4. Email your best recording to hendricks_robert@svvsd.org by Sunday, March 12th.

Practice hard – competition in some sections can be fierce! Good luck!